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Health department suspends 18 employees for taking bribe at vaccination center

LAHORE, May 17 (DNA): The health department suspended 18 employees for accepting queue-jumping bribe at vaccination center in Lahore. According to the Health Department, employees used to take money from people at the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research Center (PKLI), to save them from queues. A spokesman for the health department said all employees have been suspended after the allegations were proven during the inquiry. Negligence at the Coronavirus Vaccination Center is unacceptable in any case, he said.

Pakistan to raise Palestine issue at every forum, vows PM Imran

ISLAMABAD, MAY 17 (DNA) – Condemned the Israeli aggression in Gaza, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday vowed that the Palestine issue will be raised at every forum with full force.   According to the details, PM Imran Khan said this while presiding over a meeting of government spokespersons at the PM Office in Islamabad on Monday. During the meeting, the prime minister underscored the need for further improving their governance. He took notice of the Rawalpindi Ring Road project issue and vowed that the corrupt elements would be brought toRead More

Virus takes 74 lives, infects 3,232 more people

ISLAMABAD, May 17 (DNA): The national tally of total active COVID-19 cases on Monday recorded 68,223 with 3,232 new cases during the last 24 hours. According to the latest update issued by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), 3,754 virus patients recovered and 74 died. Sixty-three (63) were under treatment in the hospital, 36 of them were on ventilators and 11 out of the hospital in their respective quarantines or homes. Most of the deaths were occurred in Punjab followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. There were 4,443 Covid infected patients underRead More

SC directs to make Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal operational

KARACHI, MAY 17 (DNA) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan Monday ordered to make Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal operational and directed the Sindh chief secretary to resolve the issue personally. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the Zulfiqarabad Oil Terminal case in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry, here today. At the outset of the hearing, the lawyer of the Karachi Municipal Corporation said that the oil terminal has been built but the vehicles are being parked outside. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah in his remarks said that the shopkeepersRead More

EU envoy lauds Pakistan’s sincere efforts for bringing peace

DNA RAWALPINDI, MAY 17 – Androulla Kaminara, Ambassador of European Union called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ. During the meeting matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including recent developments in Afghan Peace Process were discussed. COAS said that Pakistan values its relations with EU and we earnestly look forward to enhance mutually beneficial multi-domain relations based on common interests. Visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region, especially the Afghan Peace Process.

Pakistan calls on UNSC to hold Israel accountable for ‘war crimes’

ISLAMABAD, MAY 17 – Pakistan on Monday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to immediately initiate steps to hold Israel accountable for its war crimes and crimes against humanity as Israel violated the council resolutions. Speaking at the UNSC open debate on the situation in the Middle East, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Munir Akram, welcomed the council open meeting and said the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and Jerusalem was “extremely grave.” “In the grim backdrop of the deteriorating situation in the region, we urge theRead More